New Palace

A Royal Boast

A colossal palace building, its high tambour dome recognizable from afar, rises up at the western end of the Hauptallee (the main promenade) in Sanssouci Park: the Neues Palais (New Palace).

In strong contrast to the intimate and rather modest Sanssouci Palace the large palace complex served official, representational needs. Grand banquet halls, splendid galleries and regally designed suites, not to mention Sanssouci’s Baroque palace theater in the southern wing, await visitors in its interior. Select works of 18th century art and decorative arts can be viewed at the palace in their original contexts.

The New Palace is the last royal residence Frederick the Great would have built in his park. It was a demonstration of the Prussian state’s undiminished power and wealth following the deprivations of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63).

Frederick rarely stayed here himself; instead the palace was mostly used as guest apartments and for celebrations. The recently restored Lower Royal Suite, with its Braided Room, Concert Room and Oval Cabinet, presents one of Europe’s most luxurious interior décors.

Later, William II, the last German emperor, and his family used the New Palace as their preferred place of residence.

Address

New Palace [Neues Palais]
Am Neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday closed
Wednesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday closed
Wednesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
Christmas Eve (24.12.2022) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2022) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022) 10:00 - 16:30
New Year's Eve (31.12.2022) 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day (01.01.2023) 11:00 - 16:30
The King's Apartment is open to the public with a guided tour during the summer season.

Visits to New Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at the Visitor’s Center at the New Palace as of 10 am.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket Palace Grand Tour

Price : 10.00 reduced : 7.00

King's Apartment

with guided tour

Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00

Grand Tour / King's Apartment Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; April – October

Price : 14.00 reduced : 10.00

sanssouci+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for Sanssouci Palace (not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge, special exhibitions are excluded). In the Belvedere Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate.
Further information

Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00

sanssouci+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for Sanssouci Palace (not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge, special exhibitions are excluded). In the Belvedere Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate.
Further information

Price : 49.00

Potsdam Family Tickets

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, except Sanssouci Palace. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger). On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price : 25.00

Annual Pass for the Palaces

Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow House, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.

Price : 60.00 reduced : 40.00

Equipment

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide French
  • Audio Guide Italian
  • Audio Guide Spanish
  • Audio Guide Polish
  • Audio Guide Russian
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 6-10)

Contact

SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

The ground floor can be visited with a wheelchair; a lifting platform provides access to the entrance to the palace.
A wheelchair is available in the palace.

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.

A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Café Caroline
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")

Café Repin
near Picture Gallery and Sanssouci Palace

Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci
between "Paradiesgarten" and Belvedere Klausberg

Lottenhof / Bill's Kitchen
near Charlottenhof Villa

Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle
near Sanssouci Palace

During the opening hours of the Thoughtful Historic Preservation exhibition (DENK × PFLEGE), there is also a Coffee Bike next to the Roman Baths.

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.

Impressions

360 degree panorama